Anthony Naples, MAGIC TOUCH, Glenn Jackson
93 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 11:59 PM
This event is 21 and over
Octo Octa is Michael Bouldry-Morrison, a Brooklyn-based house music producer. Following the release of his debut EP “Let Me See You” on 100% Silk in 2011 – a release described by label head Amanda Brown (LA Vampires) as “literally one of the favorite songs ever released on either of my record labels” – he went on to produce three further releases for the label: ʻRough, Rugged, and Raw,ʼ ʻOh Love,ʼ and an eventual collaboration with Amanda Brown, the ʻLA Vampires by Octo Octaʼ release “Freedom 2K.” His singular brand of R&B-sampling deep and emotional house music has propelled him to the forefront of a scene of house-not-house producers garnering widespread critical acclaim in both traditional electronic music and indie-minded musical circles. His latest release, the More Times EP, is out February 2 via Gerd Janson's Running Back imprint.
As a newcomer to the NYC electronic scene, Anthony Naples sure has been stirring things up.
Growing up in Miami and developing a penchant for artists like DJ Laz and Power 96, Anthonyhas honed in on his craft and incorporated these sounds of the times. His first release on the newly founded Mister Saturday Night label is also their first. Tracks like Mad Disrespect andTusk are built with Garage and Jersey Sound in mind; vintage sounding drum machines swing off time with paired vocal samples.
He's also garnered a fair share of praise from musicians like Four Tet, who says "this will be one of the tunes of the year."
Catch Mr. Naples as he spins alongside Brooklyn Bass Residents Judge Wise, T'Angelo, and Evan Michael for a late night session at Cameo Gallery that is sure to not be missed.
Damon Palermo has been making adventurous house and disco music under the moniker Magic Touch since August 2011. In a short time the producer/DJ has amassed an impressive following and several well-received releases, kicking off with the critically-lauded 100% Silk release “I Can Feel The Heat,” which was a recommended release of the week at Boomkat and made 20JazzFunkGreats Best of 2011 list. More recently he released a split 12″ with close collaborator Ital.
Magic Touch live sets mix the psychedelic ethos of San Francisco with the house movements of Chicago, Detroit and smatters the whole thing with a solid nod to the UK rave underground. In demand at festivals including Sonar, Unsound and CTM, as well as a recent tour of Japan and South Korea, Magic Touch is also traveling the world DJing at places like Berlin’s legendary Panorama Bar, Lux Frágil, and Dommune in Tokyo. Back home in America, Magic Touch just finished a 13-date joint North American tour with Laurel Halo, Ital, and M.Geddes Gengras.
Recently Magic Touch collaborated with Japanese producer Sapphire Slows for an EP coming out December 11th on 100% Silk. Early 2013 sees the release of a new Magic Touch track on the Derrick May & Jimmy Edgar We Love…Detroit compilation. The producer is also working on a number of yet to be announced projects for 2013, in addition to an extensive multi-continental tour.
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